Another Cyclist Hit On 99W Tigard
Tonight (2013/2/27) as I was commuting home on the bus, I saw a bunch of police lights on a stretch of 99W I've come to LOATH.
Sure enough, another cyclist was hit by a right turning car. Looks like he took it in the rear wheel and was knocked off the bike. His leg had some minor abrasions, near the knee and ankle. But he was up and about talking with the officer.
Happened at the uphill entry to the Fred Meyers (the one that's closest the the US Bank drive up ATM). Two blocks from where I was hit in 2011 (This makes that stretch of 99W's toll about 10 that I know of)
I went back and talked to him after the police took his statement, and gave him some advice on what he's going to need to do (first hand knowledge).
Go to get the leg looked at tonight... I told him about my experience from 2007
Take the bike into the Bike Gallery and get it inspected (rear wheel is thrashed). Since the bike wouldn't need to be inspected except for the crash, the $35 fee is completely on the insurance.
Report the crash (not accident) to the DMV within 72 hours.
I gave him the name of a good law firm (I use Swanson Thomas and Coon) (that's Ray Thomas's firm... (see Williams v. Philip Morris)).
Hopefully he'll be made whole quickly.
Ride Safe Out There, Motorists still aren't looking
Riding my bike is MY pursuit of Happiness!!!
Last edited by K'Tesh; 02-28-2013 at 06:03 AM.